Extended Sick Leave
Employees who are out or who expect to be out for longer than 10 days for an illness or injury should notify HR as soon as the absence or need for absence is known. HR will work with the employee to complete FMLA-related paperwork and will work with the employee and his/her physician throughout the absence to assist the employee with his/her return to work.
To be eligible for Extended Sick Leave, an employee must have been employed in a benefit eligible position for a 12 month period immediately preceding the beginning of the leave. The first 10 days of an extended absence are charged to an employee's SLR and/or CTO or will be unpaid if the employee has no accrued time available. Days 11 through six calendar months are, in most cases, paid through the Extended Sick Leave Plan as long as necessary paperwork including appropriate medical documentation is completed and approved.